Monday, July 02, 2012

Peggy Bacon: Artist, mystery writer.

The exhibition "Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon" at the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (on view until Nov. 4, but some materials are posted online) shows the artistic work and various connections of Bacon (1895–1987) with Diego Rivera, Alfred Stieglitz, Andrew Wyeth, and others, but also mentions that she was an Edgar nominee for The Inward Eye (1952, aka Lady Marked for Murder; adapted for Robert Montgomery Presents, 1952). Her illustration work includes The Nameless Cat (1954) by Richard and Frances Lockridge.

1 comment:

ngillard said...

I had not heard of her before your post. Thanks. I envy those lucky folks that can see this exhibit at the Smithsonian. Plan on reading up on her now.